Holding Property Owners Accountable for Maintaining Their Premises
Every property owner in the state of Hawaii is required to meet certain safety standards for the people visiting his or her home and business. This includes:
- Maintaining sidewalks
- Securing carpets
- Maintaining stairs
- Cleaning up spills
- Controlling fumes
- Securing objects that might fall on visitors such as broken ceiling tiles and light fixtures
- Maintaining security
- Replacing burnt out light bulbs or dim lighting
If a person injures himself or herself while on another's property due to poorly maintained facilities or a situation that should have been remedied, the injured person can sue for compensation to cover the medical bills he or she will incur as well as for lost wages. This is not limited to commercial properties, it can be applied to residential properties as well.
The lawyers of Turbin Chu have been successful in pursuing cases where someone was injured because of a property owner's neglect. Our lead attorney, Richard Turbin won more than $1 million for a Hawaiian Electric meter tester who injured her back when she fell into an open manhole while servicing meters in Honolulu. We also settled a case for a client who fell down the stairs of an office supply warehouse.
If you have been seriously injured because of dangerous conditions on someone's property, call our Honolulu premises liability attorneys at 808-528-4000 or contact us online. Translation services are available.
Oahu Property Injury Attorneys
These same safety standards apply to city streets, highways and parking lots. This means that city and state governments can be sued for property liability. If you are in an accident that is caused by an uneven roadway, the entity that maintains that road may be accountable for your injuries.
We will investigate the events surrounding your accident and interview any witnesses. We will work with experts and engineers when required to show how the property owner should have maintained his or her property in order to avoid an accident and where he or she deviated from the safety standards. We will be zealous advocates in order to obtain the compensation you are entitled to.